N.L. reports 5 new cases of COVID-19 with advisories issued for Cineplex, Rec Room in St. John's

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Newfoundland and Labrador reported five new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. (Leon Neal/Getty Images - image credit)
Newfoundland and Labrador reported five new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. (Leon Neal/Getty Images - image credit)
Leon Neal/Getty Images
Leon Neal/Getty Images

Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting five new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, four which are related to travel.

Three of the new cases are in the Eastern Health region. Two of those are related to international travel while the third is a contact of a previous case.

The remaining two cases are related to travel within Canada. One case is in the Central Health region, while the other is in Western Health.

Because of these cases, public health is asking anyone who visited the locations on the dates and times listed below to arrange COVID-19 testing:

  • Foodland, 144 Confederation Drive, Bonavista on Monday, Aug. 23 between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

  • Bonavista PharmaChoice, 145 Confederation Drive, Bonavista on Thursday, Aug. 26 between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m

  • Rec Room in the Avalon Mall, 48 Kenmount Road, St. John's on Friday, Aug. 27 between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.

  • Cineplex Movie Theatre in the Avalon Mall, 48 Kenmount Road, St. John's on Friday, Aug. 27 between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

  • Get Air Trampoline Park, 63 Thorburn Road, St. John's on Sunday, Aug. 29 between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

  • Jumping Bean, 37 Elizabeth Avenue, St. John's on Wednesday, Sept. 1 between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

The Department of Health said these businesses have been notified and potential COVID-19 exposure notifications will be posted on the COVID-19 website. They will continue to be included in the department's public advisories.

People can arrange testing by completing the online self-assessment and referral tool available or by calling 811. Anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 is required to isolate until 24 hours after their symptoms resolve and they receive a negative test result.

Anyone who does not currently have symptoms of COVID-19 is not required to isolate until they receive a negative test result. While awaiting their test result, they should monitor for symptoms and isolate should any symptoms develop, the Health Department said.

To date, 273,830 tests have been administered.

Meanwhile, there is one new presumptive positive case in the Western Health region. Once presumptive positive cases are confirmed positive, they are reported in public updates as new confirmed cases.

The province also reported three new recoveries, all in the Eastern Health region on Friday.

There are 29 active cases and no one is in hospital due to COVID-19.

As of Friday 76 percent of the province's eligible population has received two doses of vaccine, while 86 per cent have received at least one.

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